BCB Homes teams up with Immokalee Foundation to offer students hands-on experience building community

Posted at 11:08 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 23:16:25-05

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — BCB Homes has completed the structure of the first house in an 18-unit subdivision as part of The Immokalee Foundation’s Career Pathways Learning Lab Project.

The Immokalee Foundation approached BCB's Greg Brisson, President, and Eric Morris, Vice President and Operations Manager, in 2019, with regards to training programs for aspiring construction managers and engineers. This ultimately led to the housing subdivision curriculum for the Career Pathways Learning Lab Project.

“We’re teaching young men and women all about our industry, from administration to planning and building as well as community sales,” Brisson said. “It’s a slow and steady process, and it’s worth every minute because The Immokalee Foundation has given us an unbelievable opportunity to do what we love for the benefit of the community as a whole. They offer career-driven education in a wide variety of in-demand fields. To represent ours and help others find success in that field is just as much of a dream come true as building a home.”

The Naples-based builder, along with students from The Immokalee Foundation and Immokalee Technical College, broke ground on this site in October, thanks to the support of Wasie Foundation, The Ray Foundation, Collier Enterprises, and Dale & Barbara Morrison and many other community partners.

BCB Homes and its subcontractors are waiving all profit margins for this project, which is slated for completion in 2026. Some elements of the project were pushed back due to the pandemic.

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